Dr Hyojin Park PhD

Dr Hyojin Park

School of Psychology
Assistant Professor in Psychology

Contact details

Address
School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Dr Hyojin Park is an expert on neural oscillatory mechanisms associated with human speech and memory. Her PhD work focused on the functional role of brain oscillations and how they support network interactions (cross-frequency coupling) in attention and memory. Her current research is focused on the topic of audiovisual speech processing, integration, and communication.

View Hyojin Park’s Group Page: https://sites.google.com/view/hyojinpark/

Qualifications

  • PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience (Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea)
  • BA in Psychology (Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea)

Biography

Dr Hyojin Park completed a PhD on Cognitive Neuroscience at the Seoul National University, South Korea. Subsequently she worked as a Research Associate in the lab of Professor Joachim Gross and Professor Gregor Thut at the School of Psychology/Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology/Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (CCNi) at the University of Glasgow before taking up the post of Birmingham Fellow at the University of Birmingham.

Postgraduate supervision

Highly motivated PhD students and postdoctoral scientists are welcome to join Dr Park’s research group. Please feel free to contact to discuss further: H.Park@bham.ac.uk

Research

Research Group

Neural Oscillations in Multisensory Communication

Research Interests

Dr Hyojin Park’s current research is to understand neural oscillatory mechanisms of audiovisual (AV) speech processing, integration, and human communication using brain imaging techniques focusing on MEG. This technique optimally captures the temporal dynamics in the human brain. Her approach is also concerned with merging different modalities such as MEG and TMS to causally understand the role of brain oscillations by entrainment.

Neural oscillatory mechanisms in

  • Speech Entrainment
  • Speech Perception and Production
  • AudioVisual Speech Integration
  • Human Communication 

Techniques and Approaches

  • Magnetoencephalography (MEG)
  • functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
  • Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI)
  • Brain Network Analysis
  • Information Theory Approach 

Research Identifiers

ORCID
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7527-8280

Google Scholar
https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=Vyn8xRQAAAAJ&hl=en

Researcher ID
http://www.researcherid.com/rid/C-6267-2017

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Haider, CL, Suess, N, Hauswald, A, Park, H & Weisz, N 2022, 'Masking of the mouth area impairs reconstruction of acoustic speech features and higher-level segmentational features in the presence of a distractor speaker', NeuroImage, vol. 252, 119044. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2022.119044

Biau, E, Wang, D, Park, H, Jensen, O & Hanslmayr, S 2021, 'Auditory detection is modulated by theta phase of silent lip movements', Current Research in Neurobiology, vol. 2, 100014. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crneur.2021.100014

Park, H, Thut, G & Gross, J 2018, 'Predictive entrainment of natural speech through two fronto-motor top-down channels', Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. https://doi.org/10.1080/23273798.2018.1506589

Park, H, Ince, RAA, Schyns, PG, Thut, G & Gross, J 2018, 'Representational interactions during audiovisual speech entrainment: redundancy in left posterior superior temporal gyrus and synergy in left motor cortex', PLoS Biology, vol. 16, no. 8, e2006558. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.2006558

Hahm, J, Lee, H, Park, H, Kang, E, Kim, YK, Chung, CK, Kang, H & Lee, DS 2017, 'Gating of memory encoding of time-delayed cross-frequency MEG networks revealed by graph filtration based on persistent homology', Scientific Reports, vol. 7, 41592. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep41592

Jensen, O, Spaak, E & Park, H 2016, 'Discriminating Valid from Spurious Indices of Phase-Amplitude Coupling', eNeuro, vol. 3, no. 6. https://doi.org/10.1523/ENEURO.0334-16.2016

Park, H, Lee, DS, Kang, E, Kang, H, Hahm, J, Kim, JS, Chung, CK, Jiang, H, Gross, J & Jensen, O 2016, 'Formation of visual memories controlled by gamma power phase-locked to alpha oscillations', Scientific Reports, vol. 6, 28092. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep28092

Park, H, Kayser, C, Thut, G & Gross, J 2016, 'Lip movements entrain the observers’ low-frequency brain oscillations to facilitate speech intelligibility', eLife, vol. 5, e14521. https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.14521

Park, H, Ince, RAA, Schyns, PG, Thut, G & Gross, J 2015, 'Frontal Top-Down Signals Increase Coupling of Auditory Low-Frequency Oscillations to Continuous Speech in Human Listeners', Current Biology, vol. 25, no. 12, pp. 1649-1653. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2015.04.049

Park, H, Lee, DS, Kang, E, Kang, H, Hahm, J, Kim, JS, Chung, CK & Jensen, O 2014, 'Blocking of irrelevant memories by posterior alpha activity boosts memory encoding', Human Brain Mapping, vol. 35, no. 8, pp. 3972-3987. https://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.22452

Park, H, Kang, E, Kang, H, Kim, JS, Jensen, O, Chung, CK & Lee, DS 2012, 'Cross-Frequency Power Correlations Reveal the Right Superior Temporal Gyrus as a Hub Region During Working Memory Maintenance', Brain Connectivity, vol. 1, no. 6, pp. 460-472.

Preprint

Park, H, Ince, RAA & Gross, J 2022 'Differential roles of delta and theta oscillations in understanding semantic gist during natural audiovisual speech perception: functional and anatomical evidence' bioRxiv. https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.06.21.497061

Park, H & Gross, J 2022 'Get the gist of the story: neural map of topic keywords in multi-speaker environment' bioRxiv. https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.05.05.490770

Haider, CL, Suess, N, Hauswald, A, Park, H & Weisz, N 2021 'Face masks impair reconstruction of acoustic speech features and higher-level segmentational features in the presence of a distractor speaker' bioRxiv. https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.09.28.461909

Biau, E, Wang, D, Park, H, Jensen, O & Hanslmayr, S 2020 'Auditory detection is modulated by theta phase of silent lip movements'. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.07.07.186452

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